Washington Capitals video coach Brett Leonhardt was forced to pull double duty tonight after Michal Neuvirth injured his right leg during pre-game warm-ups. Leonhardt was the emergency back-up for Braden Holtby tonight. It’s the second time in his career he’s suited up for a game.

You’d think with all that extra responsibility Stretch might be given a break with his video work. Hell naw. Above, watch as Leonhardt clips up some plays in his full goalie gear. Yes, this is an amazing photo. Bravo, Caps PR for supplying us with this.


Photo credit: @CAPLDY

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  • Chris Cerullo

    This should be his hockey card picture

  • Chris Cerullo

    This should be his hockey card picture lol

  • Chris Cerullo

    Sorry double comment.

  • Sammy Dreamer

    Is it too early to get a Leonhardt jersey?

  • Gersh21

    Not exactly Casual Friday is it?

  • GoalieMedic

    Those skates are going to tear up the office carpet.

  • Graham Dumas

    Not according to like 10 other people around DC wearing jerseys from his last appearance. #80, I think?

  • Ryan

    You’re exactly right. Theres a STH in 417ish that wears his Jersey every night

  • Shakes

    Was not aware that a coach suit up? How does that work with salary cap, active roster, IR etc…?
    Does that mean Oates could suit up? Kolzig?
    So confused.

  • I thought Neuvy disappeared during warm-ups last night and wondered what happened.

  • OlietheGoalie

    Honestly that’s a good question. I didn’t know there were coach-players.

  • AndNewww

    As a result, the Capitals were forced to dress three goaltenders,
    signing Leonhardt, the team’s website producer, to an amateur tryout
    contract before the game to back up Brent Johnson until the arrival of Varlamov.[3] Because of his experience in NCAA Division III ice hockey with the State University of New York at Oswego and Neumann College,
    as well as the Kitchener Dutchmen of the GOJHL, Leonhardt had
    previously participated in on-ice practice sessions with the Capitals,
    filling in when an additional goaltender was needed.[4][5] Varlamov arrived 9:03 into the first period and replaced Leonhardt as Johnson’s backup for the remainder of the game.[6] Had Leonhardt played in the game, he would have tied Ben Bishop as the tallest goalie in NHL history.[4] He did not receive any pay for his contract